Things To Consider When Buying A Mattress

We all know how important a goods night sleep is so that is why it is essential to have a good mattress underneath you.

Things to consider when purchasing a mattress:

1. The Type of Mattress

Pocket Spring Mattress

This type of mattress is made from individual, small springs housed in their own pocket fabric. Each spring moves independently, providing more support than open spring mattresses.

Open Spring Mattress

These contain one long piece of metal wire coiled into numerous springs. There is also an additional border rod or wire to maintain shape and provide structure.

Mattress in a Box

These mattresses are compressed and rolled into a box. Once the mattresses are unraveled the mattress will be ready for use within a few hours.

Memory Foam Mattress

Made from memory foam which is a mouldable material that responds to temperature and weight, and has hypo-allergenic properties. Memory foam mattresses will mould to the shape of your body, absorb your weight and relieve pressure on your joints.

Latex Mattress

These mattresses are filled with latex foam, which is an especially breathable material. They are extremely durable mattresses and a good option for those with allergies or asthma

Hybrid Mattress

These mattresses are made from a combination of materials such as memory foam, latex, pocket springs. They are designed to give a more balanced sleeping experience. 

2. Mattress Size


90 cm x 190 cm

Small Double

120 cm x 190 cm


135 cm x 190 cm

King Size

150 cm x 200 cm

3. Mattress Firmness

How firm your mattress is will affect how you sleep. The type of firmness you need will depend on an number of factors such as your sleeping position, height, weight.


More suited to people who sleep on their side. The reason for this is because this side sleeping position already relieves pressure from your spine so you want your mattress to mould to your body's position.


Medium firmness mattresses are ideal for sleepers who change their sleeping position during the night, as it will still mould to your body position while providing a little more support. 


Perfect mattresses for those who are over 15 stone, sleep on their front or suffer from back pain. The mattress will keep your back in a relatively comfortable position without allowing you to sink into it as you sleep which causes back pain.